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Mozambique’s unstable and expensive power supply is devastating small businesses – study examines what’s gone wrong

Mozambique’s unstable and expensive power supply is devastating small businesses – study examines what’s gone wrong

INSIDE a small bakery in Maputo, the morning’s batch of 150 loaves of bread has just gone into the oven. But there’s a problem: the electricity has gone out without warning for the third time that week. Yet again, the batch of bread is ruined. The owners of the bakery have just lost all the flour and yeast they used to prepare the bread, and they won’t be able to sell the failed loaves either. This is just one example of the daily reality for medium and small business owners in Mozambique. We set out to research what happens to…
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